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 Author  Topic: PT 109 Models
CJ Willis

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of CJ Willis  Posted on: Jan 6, 2013 - 7:35pm
How is everyone coming along with their 109 model Christmas presents? I have made some progress but those wing nuts on the tail end of those torpedos are tough for a 88 year old. There are 32 of them about the size of gnats and my fingers are not as nimble as they once were. Ha

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Keep at it, C.J.! Can't wait to see her once you have her finished!

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David Waples

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I'm probably not going to get started until March. I'm also anxious to see what everyone is doing with theirs.
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"There are 32 of them about the size of gnats" That's funny C. J., thanks for the laugh I needed one this morning.



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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GOOD LUCK on your project C.J. I won't get started for some time now, need to build PT-61 first, and because I do not do my own work, I have to wait until Stan is ready to start my project. At this point, I am still on the fence of building her out of the box as PT-109, or coming up with another boat number.


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PeterTareBuilder2

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GOOD LUCK on your project C.J. I won't get started for some time now, need to build PT-61 first, and because I do not do my own work, I have to wait until Stan is ready to start my project. At this point, I am still on the fence of building her out of the box as PT-109, or coming up with another boat number.





If you don't have a 109 model already it would look good in yiur JFK exhibit.

Cheers and, if you're Orthodox Christian, Merry Christmas today.

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I thought about that because right now Stan built me that nice paper PT-109 model (photos of this were on the board) but I do not have PT-109 model of Italeri's magnitude , so it might be right out of the box build.


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CJ Willis

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I have completed my 109 model Christmas present. I does look like the 80 foot Elco's I saw in the Solomons alright. That 37 mm artillery gun on the bow, how did the aim that thing? Is a crew available from Itilari for this model?

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victorkchun

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I was never on a Elco PT boat. I guess to aim a tied down 37 mm gun,use the boat like
a P-39. For elevation I guess the adjustment is part of the gun. Just my wide guess.
Victor


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PeterTareBuilder2

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Victor.

The traverse of the towed gun split trail M3 Anti-Tank Gun was 60 degrees and elevation was -10 to + 15 degrees.

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